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Vase with Dolphins and Flowers

Manufacturer:
Compagnia di Venezia e Murano (CVM), active 1877-1919  Search this
Medium:
blown and applied hot-worked glass
Dimensions:
20 1/2 × 8 1/8 in. (52.1 × 20.6 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Date:
ca. 1880s-1890s
Topic:
Object\other\vase  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.8.469.1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Decorative Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7481fc420-32ae-4b18-acbe-74f27ff55ab6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.8.469.1

Fish and Eel Vase

Attributed to:
Vittorio Zanetti, born Murano, Italy 1861  Search this
Manufacturer:
Compagnia di Venezia e Murano (CVM), active 1877-1919  Search this
Medium:
blown and applied hot-worked glass
Dimensions:
12 × 4 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (30.5 × 10.8 × 13.3 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Date:
ca. 1890
Topic:
Animal\fish  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.8.469.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Decorative Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk75745c908-e52f-423d-a6e2-53fd18304e6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.8.469.2

Goblet with Striped Bowl

Artist:
Unidentified (Murano, Venice, Italy)  Search this
Medium:
blown, enameled, and applied hot-worked glass
Dimensions:
6 × 3 5/8 in. (15.2 × 9.2 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Date:
1890s-1910s
Topic:
Object\other\dish  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.8.469.8
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Decorative Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b147f0d7-82cd-495a-8e37-aae24b2a036a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.8.469.8

Carnival figure

Designer:
Giacomo Cappellin, Italian, b. 1887  Search this
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
24.15 x 13.35 x 11.45 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches)
Type:
glasswares
Exhibitions
Carnival figure
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1930
Credit Line:
Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson Milliken, 1947.170
Accession Number:
48.2016.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ce242820-c667-4471-ba44-48fb8e9a1628
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_48.2016.8

Fisher, Bruce & Company Records

Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Collector:
Fisher, Bruce & Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Donor:
Gatter, Carl  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Postcards
Price lists
Place:
Colon (Panama)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1920-1940s
Summary:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street, Philadelphia. The collection contains catalog pages and price lists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, and some American ceramics.
Scope and Contents:
This collection primarily contains catalog pages and pricelists for china, earthenware, and glassware imported from Belgium, Britain, France, and Italy, as well as some American ceramics. The catalog pages consist of color photographs of numbered ceramic items; the pricelists are separate pages keyed to the same numbers. These records, which date from 1939 1940, are arranged in separate folders by nationality.

The Belgian material consists of one catalog page of glassware. The British catalog pages depict Aynsley bone china (breakfast and tea sets), Grimwades earthenware, and "Toby" mugs of U.S. General McArthur and British General Wavell. The French catalog pages show "Quimper" design faience as well as other china and earthenware pieces. The Italian ceramics are primarily earthenware breakfast sets, bowls, baskets, vases, and donkey figures. There is also some Venetian glassware. The U.S. catalog pages show china breakfast sets and other tableware.

In addition, a photoprint in the collection shows the firm's building, ca. 1920s; a second photoprint shows a 1920s display of Pyrex ovenware in one of the building's display windows.
Biographical / Historical:
Fisher, Bruce & Company, importers of china, earthenware, and glassware, were located on Market Street in Philadelphia. The firm dates back at least to the year 1880, when it was known as Atherholt, Fisher & Company, and was located at 519 Market Street. The principals in the firm were Thomas C. Atherholt, Samuel Fisher, and his son, Joseph G. A. Fisher. By 1885 the company's name had changed to Fisher, Son & Company. By 1889, after the addition of George H. Ruth to the firm, its name had changed to Fisher, Son & Ruth. The following year, probably following the death of Samuel Fisher, Worthington Bruce joined the firm, and its name was changed to Fisher, Bruce & Company. In the same year the firm relocated to 221 Market Street.

The company continued to prosper in its Market Street location, which extended back to Church Street. By 1930, the adjoining building at 219 Market Street was purchased. The ground floors of numbers 219 221 were used as a showroom and the company's offices were located upstairs. The company stayed in the Fisher family's hands for the remainder of its existence, with E. Monroe Fisher as President of the firm beginning in 1930. In the 1970s the company was sold and the business relocated to New Jersey.
Provenance:
These records were donated to the Division of Domestic Life in February 1990 by Mr. Carl Gatter. His father, Herman L. Gatter, had been employed by Fisher, Bruce, for many years. The records were transferred to the Archives Center in March 1990.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.

Probable copyright restrictions.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Show windows  Search this
Stores, Retail  Search this
Table setting and decoration  Search this
Display of merchandise  Search this
Faience  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Belgian  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glassware -- Venetian  Search this
Importers  Search this
Advertising, Point-of-sale  Search this
Commemorative porcelain  Search this
Dams -- Panama  Search this
Ceramic tableware  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- French  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Italian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- Belgian  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- English  Search this
Ceramic Industries -- American  Search this
Locks and dams  Search this
Clay pot cookery  Search this
Plates (Tableware)  Search this
Porcelain, American  Search this
Porcelain figures  Search this
Porcelain, French  Search this
Porcelain, English  Search this
Porcelain -- Prices  Search this
Porcelain -- 20th century  Search this
Pottery figures  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Pottery, English  Search this
Pottery, French  Search this
Pottery, Italian  Search this
Pottery -- Prices  Search this
Pyrex  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales catalogs
Stereographs
Legislation (legal concepts)
Correspondence -- 1940-1950
Photographic prints
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Price lists
Citation:
Fisher, Bruce & Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0370
See more items in:
Fisher, Bruce & Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81269855a-4c8e-4eeb-8fce-5157c78d78b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0370
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Imperial Glass Company Records

Creator:
Imperial Glass Company.  Search this
Corning Museum of Glass.  Search this
Lancaster Colony Corporation.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Ceramics and Glass  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box, 29 microfiche sheets)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfiche
Catalogs
Business records
Date:
1909-1940
Scope and Contents:
This collection is divided into two series, Catalogs and Photographs, on fifty nine (59) microfiche sheets. These are photographic reproductions of catalogs of Imperial Glass Products from 1909 to 1912 and of several photographs showing Imperial Glass Company products, their stock numbers and rulers indicating size. Some of these photos are hand painted. Many of the catalogs have no dates and are arranged by number and type. A few of them have prices noted throughout and were presumably used by salesmen at the company. There is one catalog from The Central Glass Works of Wheeling, Virginia, one of the companies that Imperial purchased. There are General Catalogs, "Bargain Book" catalogs, a Special Catalog of Hand Engraved and Sand Blasted Glassware and a Special Catalog of Plain and Engraved Gas and Electric Glassware.
Arrangement:
Divided into two series.

Series 1: Catalogues

Series 2: Photographs
Historical:
The Imperial Glass Company was established in 1901 in Bellaire, Ohio. The company's first pieces were produced for the mass market for stores like Kresge's and McCrory's; they produced jelly glasses, pressed tumblers, butter dishes, pickle dishes, berry bowls, and a variety of other tableware.

With the introduction of machine-pressed glassware in 1910, the market expanded. Imperial Glass Company began producing "NUART" iridescent ware in colors of "rubigold, peacock, sapphire, rose satin, blue satin, iris ice, blue ice, and rose ice." The company began making "NUCUT" crystal ware, which was pressed glass made to reproduce early English pressed glass.

"Imperial Jewels," introduced in 1916, were free-hand iridescent "stretch glass" pieces. In 1922 the company imported a shop of Venetian glassmakers to what the company labeled Imperial "Art Glass." Catalogue 103G states on page 3-G, "these wares are covered with heavy deposits of various metal oxides, which make them nearly opaque in appearance. The enormous heat, necessary to develop these colors, cannot be regulated mathematically, and therefore there are scarcely two pieces alike, even when manufactured apparently in the same manner and under the same conditions." These pieces, mostly bowls, nappies, berry bowls, and nut bowls, are in colors of pearl green, pearl white, pearl ruby, and pearl amethyst.

The Depression and the influx of machine glass companies combined to push Imperial Glass Co. into bankruptcy in 1931, although the plant continued to operate after it went into receivership.

The company in 1940 started an acquisitions program and bought a series of other companies including the Central Glass Works of Wheeling, Virginia, (est. 1860). In 1958 Imperial Glass purchased molds from the Heisey Co. (est.1885) and bought the Cambridge Glass Co. (est. 1873). The firm became a subsidiary of Lenox China Inc. in 1973.

In June 1984 Imperial Glass went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The plant closed August 31, 1984, and the company's assets were taken over by Lancaster Colony Corporation, Columbus, Ohio.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Corning Museum of Glass.
Restrictions:
No original material in this collection at the present time. Researchers must view microfiche copies.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Pressed glass  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glass, Colored  Search this
Glass manufacture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfiche
Catalogs
Business records -- 1910-1930
Citation:
The Imperial Glass Company Records, 1909-1912, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0105
See more items in:
Imperial Glass Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep852d42c2f-832e-450f-8886-4d52f880a800
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0105

The Krug collection of glass

Title:
Catalogue of the Krug collection of glass
Author:
Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co  Search this
Subject:
Krug, Helfried Art collections Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.) 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1981
Topic:
Glassware--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK5103.K94 .S71 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487313

Beyond Venice : glass in Venetian style, 1500-1750 / Jutta-Annette Page, with contributions by Ignasi Doménech ... [et al.]

Author:
Page, Jutta-Annette  Search this
Doménech, Ignasi  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 339 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
Austria
Spain
France
Netherlands
England
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Glassware--Influence  Search this
Glassware--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_825684

Barcelona glass in Venetian style / by Alice Wilson Frothingham

Author:
Frothingham, Alice Wilson  Search this
Physical description:
49 p. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Spain
Date:
1956
Topic:
Glassware--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5162 .F76 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839824

Mizu no miyako no honoo no kiseki = Venetian glass : Hakone Glass Forest Ukai Museum : Venetian Glass Museum

Title:
水の都の炎の奇蹟 = Venetian glass : Hakone Glass Forest Ukai Museum : Venetian Glass Museum
Venetian glass
Author:
Hakone Garasu no Mori, Ukai Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Garasu no Mori, Ukai Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
Hakone Garasu no Mori, Ukai Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
134 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
NK5152.V46 H33 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_846995

Pit ŭi posŏk, morae ŭi hwasin : Yurŏp yuri 500-yŏn chŏn = Glittering jewels, phoenix from sand : European glass, 500 years

Title:
Yurŏp yuri 500-yŏn chŏn
Glittering jewels, phoenix from sand : European glass 500 years
European glass, 500 years
Author:
Kyŏnggi-do (Korea) Pangmulgwan  Search this
Subject:
Severočeské muzeum v Liberci  Search this
Physical description:
196 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Date:
2001
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
NK5142 .K96 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734443

Venise et façon de Venise : verres renaissance du Musée des arts décoratifs / Erwin Baumgartner

Author:
Baumgartner, Erwin  Search this
Subject:
Musée des arts décoratifs (France)  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Venice
Europe
France
Paris
Date:
2003
C2003
16th century
17th century
Topic:
Glassware--History  Search this
Glassware--Venetian influences  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Venetian Renaissance Glass--Decorative Arts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772345

Cinzano glass collection / texts by Peter Lazarus, photographs by Derek Balmer of Bristol

Author:
Cinzano, London  Search this
Lazarus, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill (some col.) ; 26 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1974
1974 (
Topic:
Drinking vessels--Private collections  Search this
Glassware--Private collections  Search this
Glassware, Ancient--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK5103.C56 C56Y 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_605351

Venetian glass : confections in glass, 1855-1914 / by Sheldon Barr ; preface by Marjorie Reed Gordon ; principal photography by John Bigelow Taylor

Author:
Barr, Sheldon 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_555846

Venetian glass : 1890-1990 / Rosa Barovier Mentasti

Author:
Barovier Mentasti, Rosa  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Art glass  Search this
Call number:
NK5152.V4 B26 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451966

Reflections of Venice : the influence of Venetian glass in Victorian England, 1840-1900

Author:
University of Manchester History of Art Department  Search this
Whitworth Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. + list of exhibits ([8] p., 30 cm.)
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
England
Date:
1986
[1986]
19th century
Topic:
Glassware--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Glassware, Victorian--Venetian influences--Exhibitions  Search this
Glassware--History--Venetian influences--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK5152.V46R44 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_327748

The Venetians : modern glass 1919-1990 / William Warmus, curator ; George Erml, photographer

Author:
Warmus, William  Search this
Muriel Karasik Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
78 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1989
C1989
20th century
Topic:
Glassware--History  Search this
Glass art--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5152.V46 W27 1989
NK5152.V46W27 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381203

Venetianske Glas

Author:
Rosenborg slot (Copenhagen, Denmark)  Search this
Subject:
Rosenborg slot (Copenhagen, Denmark) Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1984
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
NK5152 .C64 1984
NK5152.C64 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_239683

Old Venetian glass. Text by Karel Hettes. Photos. by Werner Forman. Translated by Ota Vojtisek

Author:
Hetteš, Karel  Search this
Forman, Werner  Search this
Physical description:
46 p. 72 plates (part col.) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
NK5439.V45H59 1960
NK5439.V45H59 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249362

Manufacturers of richest cut glassware [sales catalogue] / L. Straus & Sons

Author:
L. Straus & Sons  Search this
Physical description:
35, [2] l. : ill. ; 24 x 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1893
[1893]
Topic:
Cut glass  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Call number:
mfc560n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113194

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